Region: Canada

Waste collector criticises market definition in Canada merger challenge

An industrial waste management company is opposing the Canadian Competition Bureau’s challenge to its already-completed acquisition of a rival, arguing the authority has “improperly” defined the relevant product and geographic markets.

18 January 2022

Canadian judge deems class action well-baked

A Toronto court has certified two classes of packaged bread purchasers that accuse Canada’s top food producers and retailers of participating in a 16-year price-fixing conspiracy – but stopped short of certifying any umbrella purchasers.

04 January 2022

Canadian court denies Chinese telecoms company’s bid to stay divestiture order

A Canadian court has refused to suspend a government order that would force a Chinese telecommunications company to divest its entire Canadian business after finding that its continued operation would constitute a national security threat.

10 December 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2022

Antitrust lawyers in Canada are working on a packed docket of private class actions and the usual big-ticket mergers, although public behavioural investigations by Canada’s Competition Bureau are few and far between.

10 December 2021


Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - First Edition

10 December 2021

Industrial waste merger challenges stack up in Canada

Canada’s Competition Bureau is challenging an already-completed merger between two industrial waste management companies in Western Canada, while simultaneously seeking to block another deal in the same market.

02 December 2021

G7 report urges coordinated global response to Big Tech

A report published by antitrust chiefs from the G7 nations and four guest countries has highlighted the historic global underenforcement of digital mergers and the importance of understanding new technologies to combat harm to competition earlier.

29 November 2021

Canadian court denies class certification to DRAM purchasers

A Canadian federal court has refused to certify a proposed antitrust class action against dynamic random access memory manufacturers, after finding no precedent to support claims of a conspiracy to suppress the supply of a product.

15 November 2021

Canadian court rejects no-poach class certification

A provincial court in British Columbia has ruled that Canada’s criminal antitrust rules do not prohibit no-poach agreements, as it denied certification to a proposed class of former Tim Hortons employees.

12 November 2021

Cassels poaches new antitrust chair from BLG in Canada

Davit Akman has left Borden Ladner Gervais to head up the competition and foreign investment group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell in Toronto.

08 November 2021

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